LGBT rights

Chelsea Gilliam, left, and her attorney Eve Hill, right, of Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP, speak at a news conference April 19, 2023, in Baltimore. Gilliam, a transgender woman, was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by another prisoner, subjected to frequent ridicule and denied hormone therapy in what constituted cruel and unusual punishment while awaiting trial inside a Baltimore men’s jail facility, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Apr 19, 2023

Trans woman sues, saying she was sexually abused in a Baltimore men’s jail

A transgender woman awaiting trial inside a Baltimore men’s jail facility was sexually assaulted and subjected to frequent ridicule, according to a federal lawsuit.

People attend a rally as part of a Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, 2023, by the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Apr 7, 2023

US would bar full ban on trans athletes but allow exceptions

Schools and colleges across the U.S. would be forbidden from enacting outright bans on transgender athletes under a proposal released by the Biden administration.

Apr 6, 2023

Supreme Court: Trans girl can run girls track in West Virginia for now

The Supreme Court allowed a 12-year-old transgender girl in West Virginia to continue competing on her middle school’s girls sports teams while a lawsuit continues.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with reporters at the Indiana Statehouse on April 4, 2023, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)
Apr 5, 2023

Indiana becomes 13th state to ban gender-affirming care

Indiana’s governor signed a bill banning all gender-affirming care for minors, joining at least 12 other states that have enacted laws restricting or banning such care.

Feb 24, 2023

Md. lawmakers consider powerful testimony on transgender rights for inmates

A Maryland bill would protect transgender, nonbinary and intersex individuals from discrimination while housed in correctional facilities.

Jack Phillips, whose case was heard by the Supreme Court five years ago after he objected to designing a wedding cake for a gay couple, speaks to supporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Jan 27, 2023

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake case

The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal.

Dec 14, 2022

3 sue to strike Georgia ban on transgender care for workers

Two state employees and a public school media clerk are suing Georgia, saying state health insurance illegally discriminates by refusing to pay for gender-transition health care.

Nov 4, 2022

Beauty pageant can bar trans contestants, federal appeals court rules

A federal appellate court said a national beauty pageant has a First Amendment right to exclude a transgender woman from competing.

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses on Dec. 16, 2021, with books, including “Gender Queer,” that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Nov 4, 2022

Book banning resonates as an issue in Maryland school board races

Some books, including memoirs from LGBTQ+ authors, have become flash points in school board races nationwide, including in Maryland.

Cathy Miller talks during an interview with The Californian in 2018, in Bakersfield, California. A California judge has ruled in favor of Miller, a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs. (Henry A. Barrios/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
Oct 24, 2022

Judge rules for California baker over same-sex wedding cake

A California judge has ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs.

Sep 15, 2022

Justices side with LGBTQ group at Jewish university, for now

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last.

Dylan Brandt speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Little Rock, Arkansas, on July 21, 2021. Brandt, 15, has been receiving hormone treatments and is among several transgender youth who challenged a state law banning gender confirming care for trans minors. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
Aug 25, 2022

Federal court: Arkansas can’t ban treatment of transgender kids

A federal appeals court said Arkansas can't enforce its ban on transgender children receiving gender affirming medical care.

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